Cooper leads hot Dinos shooting in win over Manitoba
Consolation, game 1 – Calgary Dinos 92 Manitoba Bisons 84 – Fast and loose. That is a reasonable description of the 1st half of the Dinos-Bisons reprise in Friday night consolation play. Both teams over 50% from the floor, and both teams with 10+ turnovers. The Canada West ‘cousins’ trade offensive bursts of 7-12 point runs.
The dust clears with he Dinos up 43 – 42, and this one may get into the 90s before it’s done. And, yes, UC goes up by 13 mid-way in the 3rd, but a buzzer beating 3 by Manitoba’s Keith Omoerah closes it to 4.
The Dinos fight off the Herd in the final frame, with continued hot shooting (54% for the game), while Manitoba (50% on FG, and 47% from 3) get a late surge which falls just short. Thomas Cooper tallying 30 points / 11 rebounds, 3 asst/ 3 steals , and David Kapinga contributes 18 pts/ 3 asst/ 2 steals. 6-7, 4th year, Connor Foreman, has a nice game off the bench, scoring 12 points and grabbing 5 rebounds, as the Dinos score 49 in the 2nd half..
The Bisons are led by Keith Omoerah’s 15 pts/ 9 boards/ 5 helpers, as he is one of 4 in double figures in scoring for UM. Justus Alleyn is 3/4 from outside, and hits 17 pts/ 4 assists. This was the final game for Manitoba’s 4 seniors, A.J. Basi, Bonhomme, Brett Jewell, and Jonathan Alexander. Box Score Calgary will play Saint Marys in the Consolation Final on Saturday at 8:00 pm Atlantic time, again on U-Sports TV1
Consolation, game 2 – Saint Marys 98 Alberta 93 OT – The Bears catch and pass Saint Marys early in the 4th quarter, in a game that was truly back- and- forth. The Huskies are down 5 with 35 seconds left in regulation, but 2 free throws then a final seconds trey from guard, Marquis Clayton, gets them to overtime. SMU make the home crowd happy, winning the extra 5 minute session, with 2 more outside bombs from Clayton pivotal in the win.
The coaches tweak their rotations, and subs are in and out regularly. Two big advantages for the Huskies are the 6 to 18 turnover chart, and their beating Alberta at their own 3 point shooting game … 14/34 – 41% vs 9/25 – 36% for the Bears.
Clayton leads the SMU charge with his 24 points/ 6 rebs/ 6 assists , highlighted by his 6/9 from 3 point range. Theon Reefer kicks in with 20 pts/ 5 rebs/ 3 assists, while post man Achuil Lual has an impact with his 11 pts/ 7 rebs.
The Bears share their scoring , with 6 in double figures, led by 20 from Mamadou Gueye, who also grabs 7 boards. Big Brett Roughead, the lone 5th year senior, plays 29 minutes, and scores 15 points and snares 15 rebounds, leading U of A’s dominant 58-33 edge in that department. Import guard, Austin Waddoups, scores 19 with 7 rebounds, while Geoff Pippus posts a double of 12 points/ 10 rebounds. Box Score
SMU will face Calgary in the 8:00 pm Consolation Final on Saturday.
Final 8 in Halifax … Schedule for Saturday –
1 p.m. Atlantic Semifinal 1 #2 Carleton Ravens vs #3 McGill Redmen (Sportsnet 360/SN Now)
3:30 p.m. Semifinal 2 #1 Ryerson Rams vs #5 Dalhousie Tigers (Sportsnet 360/SN Now)
8:00 pm Consolation Final – #7 Calgary vs #8 Saint Marys
- Brotherly ‘love’from the Carleton Ravens’ Wood brothers, “He (younger brother Mitchell) had to survive in the driveway somehow, so he had to be tough,” quips Connor, who majors in psychology. “I always liked to get to the rim more than shoot,” Mitchell concurs. “I was going to get bullied either way, so I had to come hard or just not come out [of the house] at all.” From David Whitfield, Ravens ‘resident scribe’.
- Manitoba Coach, Kirby Schepp, with some classy comments following the game with Calgary tonight, “We have tremendous respect for Calgary and their coaches and program,” said Schepp. “And while there’s a rivalry – we’ve played a lot in the last couple years – it’s a good rivalry, a healthy rivalry. We can complete at a high level and it’s fun competing like that.” From U-Sports – Halifax
- U-Sports Women’s Tournament Consolation scores – from Victoria54
Saskatchewan 65 Cape Breton 51, Victoria 78 Regina 64
- The Women’s schedule on Saturday –
2 pm Pacific – Laval vs Queens in semi #1
4 pm – McGill vs Carleton in semi #2
7 pm – Saskatchewan vs Regina